Contract Manager Training & Certification

Who Should Complete the Training?

A state employee conducting the functional responsibilities of a contract manager should take the contract manager training.

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Training and Certification
Contract Management Requirements
Course Title Experience Certification Exam
CPA Texas Contract Management Certification Training None Required CTCM >70%

Register for CPA Texas Contract Management Certification Training

CPA Texas Contract Management Certification Class Description

CPA Texas Government Contract Management (TGCM) – 1½ day module
  • Contract Management Overview
  • Project Planning
  • Planning the Contract
  • Preparing the Proposal
  • Contract Administration
  • Contract Changes
  • Contract Closeout
CPA Texas Government Project Management (TGPM) – 1½ day module
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Initiation
  • Project Planning
  • Project Execution
  • Measuring and Controlling Project Performance
  • Project Closeout
Negotiation Skills and Strategies (NSS)*–1 day module
  • Know when to negotiate
  • Learn the three phases to negotiations
  • Recognize the characteristics of a skilled negotiator
  • Learn the six steps of the planning process
  • Enhance skills by using negotiation strategies
  • Avoid common errors made in negotiations
  • Improve listening skills
  • Practice skills to become an effective negotiator

*A student who has previously taken the Negotiation Skills and Strategies module as part of either the Certified Texas Purchaser course or the Certified Contract Manager course may be exempted from attending this one-day module. There is no registration fee discount. To request an exemption, please contact TCP no later than the Friday before your course begins.